Dana 44 Pinon Seal and Nut Torque
I swapped out my yoke on my front dana 44 a couple of months back. I did not replace the seal which I am sure was a mistake, but I guess I learned. The seal is now leaking. I bet it is from the brake cleaner I used a couple of weeks ago to clean everything off to try to find the rear main leak or valve cover leak. I wanted everything cleaned off to see if I fixed it.
Now I have a leaking pinion seal that I need to fix. My question is what do I do to torque everything down correctly. When I replaced the yoke I had a problem getting the torque right. I placed the yoke on and used a new nut. When I torqued it to 150lbs I could not even turn the yoke. I backed it off until I could turn the yoke and drive shaft.
What am I doing wrong? I know that on a D44 there is not a crush nut. Am I going to have to go in a pull the diff cover and re-set everything?
Please advise. Thanks for all you help.
1979 CJ7; Fiberglass Tub; Dana 44 f/r; Detroit Lockers f/r; 4.88's; I-6 w/ Holley Fuel Injection; T-150 w/ Dana 20 Twin Stick; Full Cage; 35x12.5x15 Super Swampers